GOOD Meat in retail

© GOOD Meat

Cultivated Meat

GOOD Meat Announces the World’s First Retail Sales of Cultivated Meat

US cultivated meat company GOOD Meat announces the retail launch of a new product, GOOD Meat 3, at the frozen section of the premium meats specialist Huber’s Butchery in Singapore.  GOOD Meat has been producing and selling its chicken in the city-state, by releasing limited quantities in fine dining establishments, food delivery apps, hawker stalls, and the Bistro of Huber’s Butchery (throughout 2023). However, for the first time since its approval three and a half years ago, cultivated meat will be available for customers to buy and cook at home. GOOD Meat 3 is said to be a lower-cost formulation using just 3% cultivated chicken that offers the same “delicious” taste, texture, and experience as conventional chicken. It will be available for the remainder of …

more

Cell scaffolding at NUS

© National University of Singapore

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

A Deep Dive into the Role of 3D Scaffolds as the Building Blocks for Cultivated Meat

In addition to scaling and cost hurdles, cultivated meat production faces the unique challenge of developing final products that meet the consumer’s expectations of conventional animal-based meat, including larger pieces akin to whole cuts. However, most prototypes are made from ground meat and do not look exactly like whole cuts. Why is this the case? 3D scaffolds Companies in the space are experimenting with 3D structures or scaffolds to recreate the structure and taste of animal tissue to make complex products such as steaks, filets, and even burgers. In animals, the extracellular matrix (ECM), a structure made of proteins and carbohydrates, supports the cells and guides them in their growth journey: differentiation and tissue development to make the different organs and body parts. Scaffolds for …

more

Eat Just/ GOOD Meat Singapore Chicken

©Eat Just/GOOD Meat

Cultivated Meat

GOOD Meat Temporarily Pauses Cultivated Chicken Production in Singapore

Amended 4 March: The company wishes to emphasize that production is simply paused temporarily, and it plans to resume production and service to consumers very soon. GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of the US company Eat Just, has temporarily paused the production of cultivated chicken in Singapore. The Straits Times revealed that GOOD Meat’s primary facility and a new $61 million plant in Bedok, which was scheduled to open in Q3 of last year, have been closed as the company reconsiders its strategy in Asia. The company also canceled the construction of a JUST Egg production plant in an industrial state in Singapore.  Huber’s Bistro, which started offering GOOD Meat chicken at the beginning of 2023, is currently not carrying it anymore, although a …

more

School cafeteria meal

© Africa Studio - stock.adobe.com

Politics & Law

US Senators Propose Ban on Cell-Cultivated Meat in School Meals

US Senators Mike Rounds and Jon Tester have introduced the “School Lunch Integrity Act of 2024.” This bill seeks to amend nutritional requirements established by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to ban cell-cultivated meat from the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP).  Since the first cell-cultivated protein product debuted in 2013, the industry has seen rapid growth and investment, with companies like Upside Foods and GOOD Meat emerging as key players in the United States, culminating in FDA and USDA approval last year. The development of these so-called “fake meat” products is aimed at supporting future food security by reducing livestock dependency. However, this growth has sparked controversy, particularly among …

more

Josh Tetrick GOOD Meat

© GOOD Meat

People

TIME Magazine Recognizes Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just, in 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business for 2023

TIME Magazine has unveiled its list of the 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business for 2023, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated substantial contributions to the fight against climate change. The selection process, conducted over several months by TIME’s editors and in-house climate experts, prioritized measurable achievements within the energy, nature, finance, culture, and health sectors. Among the listed figures is Josh Tetrick, CEO of Eat Just, credited as the first company to receive regulatory approval for lab-grown meat under the brand GOOD Meat. Eat Just is the only alt protein company represented on the list and one of the few recognized companies within the food and beverage category. In statements to TIME, Tetrick emphasized the pivotal role of the food system in addressing climate …

more

The Florida state flag waving along with the national flag of the United States of America. In the background there is a clear sky.

© rarrarorro - stock.adobe.com

Politics & Law

Florida House Republican Introduces Bill to Ban Cultivated Meat in the State

Florida House Representative Tyler Sirois is making headlines after introducing a new bill prohibiting the production, selling, holding, and distributing of cultivated meat in Florida. The news comes only a few weeks after TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2023 included GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken. As reported by Action News Jax, the proposed legislation states that anyone found in violation could face criminal penalties, including a misdemeanor of the second degree, accompanied by a fine ranging from $500 to $1,000. Restaurants or food service companies violating the law would see a license suspension or an immediate stop-sale order. If signed into law, this bill would come into effect in July 2024 and could have significant implications for the emerging cellular agriculture industry.  Florida legislation reportedly mandates that any …

more

GOOD Meat cultivated chicken

© GOOD Meat

Fairs & Events

GOOD Meat’s Cultivated Chicken Earns a Spot on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023

Today, Time Magazine announced its annual roundup of “The Best Inventions of 2023,” featuring a roster of groundbreaking innovations, highlighting the notable plant-based advancements from GOOD Meat.  Each year, TIME’s editors compile the most impactful new products and ideas. This year saw nominations from global editors and correspondents in the growing fields of AI, green energy, and sustainability. Each contender was assessed based on factors like originality, effectiveness, ambition, and impact, resulting in a list of 200 groundbreaking inventions. One prominent feature on this year’s list is GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken. GOOD Meat is the cultivated meat division and a subsidiary of Eat Just, Inc., most known internationally for its JUST Egg. In its special mentions, the list also acknowledged Green Wolf Foods of New …

more

GOOD Meat chicken breast

GOOD Meat chicken breast © Eat Just

Cultivated Meat

Islamic Scholars Declare That Cultivated Meat Can Be Halal

A group of leading Islamic scholars has declared that cultivated meat can be halal, provided it meets specific production criteria. This announcement comes from GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of Eat Just, Inc., which introduced cultivated meat to US consumers after receiving full USDA approval only a few months ago. The ruling comes just a week after SuperMeat’s cultivated chicken received kosher certification from OU Kosher, one of the world’s leading kosher certification agencies. “This is a positive development for the cultivated meat industry,” said Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher. “It shows that cultivated meat can be produced in a way that is consistent with Jewish law.” Halal criteria established by scholars The ruling was issued by three Shariah scholars from Saudi Arabia: Sheikh …

more

Chef José Andrés grilling cultivated chicken

Image courtesy of GOOD Meat

Cultivated Meat

Historic Moment as GOOD Meat & Chef José Andrés Serves Cultivated Chicken at China Chilcano Restaurant

Last night, GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just, Inc., made history by selling its cell-cultivated chicken for the first time in the USA.  The cell-cultivated chicken debuted at chef José Andrés’ restaurant, China Chilcano, in Washington, DC, in a landmark dinner honoring the 100th birthday of the late Willem van Eelen — the godfather of cultivated meat. The famous chef marinated and charcoal-grilled GOOD Meat’s chicken to make a Peruvian dish, Anticuchos de Pollo, served with native potatoes and ají Amarillo chimichurri. “I am proud that GOOD Meat is launching with José Andrés, beginning a new tradition of how Americans will eat meat in the many decades ahead. I am also humbled that our company can honor Willem van Eelen’s lasting legacy …

more

GOOD Meat menu says HISTORY MADE

© Eat Just

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Division Receives Full Approval in the US for Cultivated Meat, Prepares for Foodservice Launch 

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of California foodtech Eat Just, Inc., announces it has today received final approval from the USDA for the sale of its cultivated chicken to American consumers. GOOD Meat’s final stage of approval was seemingly granted at the same time as that of UPSIDE Foods today, 21st June. Eat Just states that production is already underway for the first batch of cultivated chicken that will be sold to renowned restaurateur Chef José Andrés, owner of José Andrés Group, which operates more than 30 restaurants. Chef Andrés has shared that a yet-to-be-disclosed restaurant in Washington DC will be the first in the country to serve GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken.  Just last week, GOOD Meat became the first company in the US to receive label approval using …

more

Cultivated chicken FDA approval

© GOOD Meat

Politics & Law

In Historic Milestone, GOOD Meat Receives US Regulatory Approval for Cultivated Chicken

In a historic milestone, cultivated meat startup GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of Eat Just, announces it has received a No Questions letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of the agency’s pre-market review process. The decision marks the first time a cultivated meat product has received regulatory approval on multiple continents, as GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken previously received approval in Singapore.  The move comes just months after Berkeley startup UPSIDE Foods received the FDA’s first regulatory greenlight to sell cultivated meat, poultry or seafood.  According to the Good Food Institute (GFI), the GOOD Meat decision marks only the second time cultivated meat has received US regulatory approval, and signals a major food system transformation.   “Today’s news is more than just another …

more

a collage of farm animals

Image: vegconomist

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

The Companies Removing Fetal Bovine Serum to Make Ethical, Slaughter-Free Meat

Last week, GOOD Meat received the first-in-the-world regulatory approval to use fetal bovine serum-free media in its cultivated poultry production process. With this significant milestone in the history of cultivated meat, we discuss the companies paving the way for ethical, slaughter-free meat. Removing fetal bovine serum (FBS) from cultivated meat production has been among the industry’s major challenges. FBS has been the default growth supplement for in vitro cell culture used by academic and industrial researchers and scientists, including in the cellular agriculture space. Ethically problematic Fetal bovine serum is made by harvesting the blood of bovine fetuses taken from pregnant cows during slaughter. Blood from the fetus is drawn out via a closed collection system and then transformed into a serum. FBS contains growth factors, hormones, …

more

Cultivated meat made with serum-free cell growth media

© Eat Just

Cultivated Meat

“Regulatory Milestone” as GOOD Meat Receives Approval for Serum-Free Cell Growth Media

GOOD Meat, Eat Just’s cultivated meat division, has become the first producer worldwide to receive regulatory approval for the use of serum-free cell growth media in cultivated products. To date, most cultivated meat producers have used fetal bovine serum to grow their cells. However, the serum is expensive, of inconsistent quality, and comes with ethical issues. GOOD Meat believes that the use of serum-free media will make cultivated meat production more scalable, efficient, and sustainable, along with reducing costs. Regulatory approval has been granted by the Singapore Food Agency, which previously made history when it approved GOOD Meat’s cultivated chicken nuggets for sale in late 2020. A year later, cultivated chicken breasts were also approved. For the time being, GOOD Meat remains the only brand …

more

GOOD_Meat_Cultivated_Chicken_at_the_Butchery

© GOOD Meat

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Reveals World’s First Butchery to Sell Cultivated Meat

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat arm of Eat Just, Inc., announces that Singapore’s Huber’s Butchery will become the first butchery in the world to sell and serve cultivated meat. From today to this Saturday 10th Dec, selected guests will be invited to taste the dishes made with cultivated chicken which will be available starting in January for in-restaurant dining by reservation. At time of publication, GOOD Meat is the only producer of cultivated chicken with the ability to sell to consumers, though the recent greenlighting of UPSIDE Meat’s product will likely signal further regulatory approvals around the world. “Offering this new approach to making meat at a butchery is another historic moment in the long road to making our food system more delicious and sustainable. …

more

A banner promoting Eat Just (GOOd Meat) cultivated chicken

© Eat Just

Cultivated Meat

Eat Just to Unveil New Iteration of GOOD Meat Cultivated Chicken at COP27

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just Inc, most famous for its pioneering egg product JUST Egg, announces it will launch a new version of its cultivated chicken at COP27. New to the conference this year are three dedicated spaces for food system dialogue: the Food and Agriculture Pavilion, the Food4Climate Pavilion and the Food Systems Pavilion. GOOD Meat will showcase a new version of its chicken produced from cells for the first time outside of Singapore, where it debuted nearly two years ago, at a series of events for media, ministerial guests and civil society representatives from Saturday 12 November to Monday 14 November. “We hope that our guests at COP27 will find their cultured chicken dishes both delicious and thought-provoking, and …

more

GOOD Meat Largest Cultivated Meat Facility

©Eat Just

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

In Historic Move, GOOD Meat Signs with ABEC to Produce 30M Pounds of Cultivated Meat Each Year

GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of food tech brand Eat Just, announces it has entered an exclusive seven-year agreement with biotech manufacturer ABEC, Inc. to design, engineer and build the world’s largest known bioreactors for culturing avian and mammalian cells.  GOOD Meat’s large-scale cultivated meat complex will consist of ten 250,000-liter bioreactors and will be located in the US. Once fully operational, it will be capable of producing up to 30 million pounds of cultivated meat, beginning with beef and chicken, which it plans to distribute to customers across the US. Singapore strength ABEC is also manufacturing bioreactors for GOOD Meat’s headquarters in Alameda, CA (scheduled to be operational in Q4 of 2022) and for one of the brand’s facilities in Singapore (operational in Q1 of …

more

Eat Just cultivated chicken curry

©Eat Just/ GOOD Meat

Cultivated Meat

Eat Just & ADM Announce “First-of-its-Kind” Partnership to Accelerate GOOD Meat Cultivated Chicken 

Eat Just, the US food tech leader, has entered into a joint development agreement with agrifoods giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to accelerate production in the GOOD Meat cultivated division. The partnership marks ADM’s first strategic partnership of its kind in the cultivated meat sector, as the US multinational food corporation continues to diversify in the alt protein sector.  Eat Just, famous for its JUST Egg brand, started its GOOD Meat division in 2017 and became the first in the world to sell its cultivated chicken to diners, as well as becoming the most funded company in the emerging industry. The company states its first-of-its-kind partnership with ADM highlights how startups like Eat Just can work with established industry leaders to reach their joint mission …

more

Eat Just breaks ground Singapore

©Eat Just

Egg Alternatives

Eat Just to Open Largest Alt Protein Factory in Singapore 

Eat Just, the US alt protein innovator, has announced the start of construction on what it claims will be the largest plant-protein factory in Singapore. To be functional within two years, the new facility will house JUST Egg operations in the Asian alt protein epicenter of Singapore. The new Eat Just factory will produce thousands of tonnes of alt protein every year, strengthening Singapore’s food security – a key government initiative for the state’s government. The new facility is the result of a $120 million investment, with backers including Proterra Asia, and will primarily produce Eat Just’s mung bean-based egg products. California-based Eat Just has placed a heavy focus on its operations in Singapore, as it became the first nation to grant regulatory approval for …

more

GOOD Meat cultivated chicken

©Eat Just/ GOOD Meat

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

Eat Just’s GOOD Meat Brings Cultivated Chicken to Singapore Hawker Stalls

For the first time in history, Singapore’s famous food hawkers will serve real chicken made without slaughter from cultivated startup GOOD Meat.  Beginning February 26, GOOD Meat, a subsidiary of alt-protein brand Eat Just, will partner with select vendors to serve its cultivated chicken to a limited number of diners. The first pop-up will take place at Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice in Tiong Bahru, where the family-run stall will feature GOOD Meat’s chicken in its famed curry rice dish for SG$4 (about $3.) As of this article’s publication, the Feb. 26 – March 1 event was already sold out on GOOD Meat’s website.  More success in Singapore The hawker initiative is the latest successful partnership by Eat Just, the world’s first company to sell cultivated …

more